When comparing the Lincoln MKS's and the Ford Taurus's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKS has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Ford Taurus has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln MKS's and the Ford Taurus's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Lincoln MKS vs. Ford Taurus Pricing
A used 2016 Lincoln MKS ranges from $10,395 to $21,992 while a used 2016 Ford Taurus is priced between $8,990 to $22,995.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln MKS’s base engine makes 305 horsepower, and the Ford Taurus base engine makes 288 horsepower. The MKS is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. The Taurus is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 513 miles. This gives the Ford Taurus the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln MKS. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lincoln MKS has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Ford Taurus has the advantage in the area of cargo space. The Lincoln MKS and Ford Taurus are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Ford Taurus has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.